Kirkuk's status should be solved in fair way, says Turkey FM

Other News Materials 23 September 2008 13:43 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan has said they expected that the problem regarding Kirkuk's status should be solved in a fair way, reported World Bulletin.

Babacan delivered a speech on Turkish foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the United States, reported Anatolia Agency.

Turkey expected Iraqi government and local administration (in the north of Iraq) to cooperate with Turkey in fight against PKK, he said.

Babacan said Turkey attached a great importance to assurance of peace and security in Middle East.

Turkey's Bacan has said "We attach great importance to the stability in Kirkuk as it is closely related to the stability in Iraq,"

"Stability of Iraq means the stability of the region."

He warned that unilateral decisions and steps could bring more difficulties and troubles in Kirkuk, adding that Turkey advised all groups in Kirkuk to come together to solve problems with dialogue and compromise.